I conduct a series called 'From the Desk of: Atlanta Nonprofit Leaders'. This endeavor is a series of interviews of Executive Directors, Head of Schools and CEOs of local nonprofit organizations. My Nonprofit Profiles blog posts highlight the most outstanding feature of each leader and his/her organization. Here are their stories...
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How the whole can be greater than the sum of its parts.
People have participated in mastermind groups in the United States since the time of the Declaration of Independence’s creation. Mastermind groups consist of people who come together regularly to set goals, intentions and action plans to become something greater than what they already are. In some ways it’s an accountability group, but it is also so much more. It is also a group of great minds that contribute to each person’s ideas to give them more clarity, power and impact. Read More
Today is the last installment of the4 steps you can take to recruiting and retaining the right board members for your nonprofit organization’s (NPO) board of directors. We will discuss Step 4- Managing your board. Managing and maintaining a good, strong functioning board can be challenging. When you have taken the previously stated 3 steps, it is then time to monitor the efforts that you have already put in place. To manage and monitor the efforts you have put in place, the following steps are helpful: Read More
Training your board, with the Executive Director, is a critical step to ensuring knowledgeable, beneficial and engaged board members; in essence… a good board. Training should include the following, but may include other topics as determined by your board’s and organization’s needs. You can watch a short video on Board Training HERE. Read More
Step 2 -Plan for the success and sustainability of your organization.
After you have assessed your organization’s and your board’s status and needs, which was discussed in the last blog post titled ‘Recruit and Retain a Strong Nonprofit Board of Directors in 2014 – Step 1’, it is important to plan for your organization’s success and sustainability. It is important to first determine what type of planning has your organization engaged in at this point in time? Are you in need of some sort of formal planning? Has your organization participated in any level of strategic planning? The status and needs of your organization will help determine what level of formal planning you should complete. Read More